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DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCIAL SERVICES
Bureau of Human Resources
May 11, 1998
HUMAN RESOURCES MEMORANDUM 4-98
|TO:||Agency Heads, Directors of Administrative Services, Agency Personnel Officers & Managers|
|SUBJECT:||Announcement of Recruitment & Retention Salary Adjustments for IT Classifications|
The State of Maine is experiencing increasingly higher levels of turnover within our professional information technology job classifications, particularly in entry and mid-level programming and application development jobs. The primary reason is other job opportunities at higher pay.
In cooperation with the Maine State Employees Association, we are preparing to implement recruitment and retention salary adjustments to selected job classifications in programming, applications systems development, and networking/desktop support disciplines. We hope these adjustments will:
Stem the loss of skilled information technology staff;
Enhance our ability to recruit programmers and application development personnel;
Retain our well qualified networking and desktop support workforce.
These adjustments are effective June 29, 1998. The following information technology classifications will be included in the wage and salary adjustments:
|Information Technology Consultant||0172||31/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Senior Database Analyst||0883||29/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Senior Technical Support Specialist||0871||29/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Departmental GIS Manager||9556||27/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Senior Programmer Analyst||0866||27/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Technical Support Specialist||0870||27/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Information Systems Security Specialist||0889||26/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Senior Information Systems Supt Spec||0929||26/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Information Systems Support Spec II||0931||23/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Information Systems Support Spec I||0928||19/B||15%||5%||20%|
|Director Data Processing (DHS)||0164||32/D||10%|
|Systems Section Manager||0385||31/D||10%|
|Systems Group Manager||0170||30/D||10%|
|Systems Software Section Supervisor||0161||30/D||10%|
|Systems Team Leader||0868||29/D||10%|
|Departmental Information Systems Manager||0922||27/D||10%|
|Information Systems Support Manager||0930||28/D||10%|
|Director Office Information Services||0874||34/X||*|
|Division Manager Information Services||0171||33/X||10%|
|Director Data Processing (DOT)||0164||32/X||10%|
|Agency Technology Officer||0470||30/X||10%|
|Assistant Director Data Processing, WCB||0851||30/X||10%|
|*Salary will be made equal to Director Data Processing, R-32, with 10% adjustment.|
These adjustments will be made as follows:
° Identified Professional & Technical (B) classifications.
An additional fifteen percent (15%) of the base hourly wage to the base rates fixed in the compensation plan.
Payment of a lump sum amount equal to five percent (5%) of the pre-adjustment base annual pay upon completion of forty (40) hours of authorized training completed within the incumbent's prior performance evaluation year. This training must be made available to all incumbents such that completion is dependent only on the incumbent's willingness to undertake and complete the training. This payment is to be made within 30 days of each incumbent's performance evaluation date.
° Identified Supervisory (D) and Confidential (X) classifications.
An additional ten percent (10%) of the hourly wage to the base rates fixed in the compensation plan. These adjustments are required to maintain adequate salary differentials between worker and management classifications.
A follow-up memorandum containing implementation instructions will be
issued in early June. Funding has been identified for positions in the Highway and
General Funds. Agency Personnel Officers and Financial Managers must research and
identify required funding for all other funding sources.
Donald A. Wills, Director
BUREAU OF HUMAN RESOURCES